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Copyright © 2012 Ray Dickenson
Fashion / Culture / People
why do we love
fashions & fads and myths & romance?
We are told by dry and fusty experts that fashions
are 'frivolous' - that our human fancy for the new and exciting is
Maybe we like new things for a good reason,
the same reason that makes us different from animal cousins, even those closest to us.
Other life-forms don't seem to get bored with eating and sleeping.
Creative humans need to do more than just idle around & consume.
We want - and need - interest !
There are good reasons why that need - let's
call it curiosity - is a great survival tactic: curiosity forces us to learn
new methods, concepts and attitudes.
That continual learning.- let's call it adaptability
- is what defines human beings.
Maybe we should be philosophical
about new pop-songs,
art, clothes-styles, and street-language.
'Cos if we didn't like them - we might still be living in trees.
Recent Western Musical Fads
Tropical Glen - JUKE BOX
Upchucky - JUKE BOX
Celtic - Enya sings -
ITALY - Gigliola Cinquetti Sings -
SPAIN - Concierto de Aranjuez - (Memories of Moorish Music)
Historically, China had `natural-tone' scales, while European music is now mostly `flat' - so today we hear much of Chinese music as `sharp'
Imagination in Short Animations
some 5 min videos, some 7 - 9 mins
some best in `FULL SCREEN' - right hand box
"Frogstone"Patterns & Pieces
take off the blindfolds?
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